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WHUT
Feb 4, 2013 8:30am EST
world. >> foreign policy is actually not foreign. >> america has faced great hardship before and each time we have risen to the challenge. >> the ultimate test is to move our society from where it is to where it has never been. >> join us as we explore today's most critical global issues. join us for great decisions. >> great decisions is produced by the foreign policy association, inspiring americans to learn more about the world. sponsorship of great decisions is provided by credit suisse, eni, the hurford foundation, and pricewaterhousecoopers llp. >> coming up next, the intervention calculation. (instrumental music) >> historically the u.s. leaned heavily on strategic interventions to help counter the influence of communism. >> the reagan doctrine was a notion that we would support those that sought to oppose soviet domination. >> during the cold war there was a polarized world - there was the soviet union, there was the united states and a lot of our interventions were used to block the advance of communism, and so very ideological basis for our, our interventions. >> and the u.s
WHUT
Feb 11, 2013 8:30am EST
interconnected with the rest of the world. >> foreign policy is actually not foreign. >> america has faced great hardship before and each time we have risen to the challenge. >> the ultimate test is to move our society from where it is to where it has never been. >> narrator: join us as we discuss today's most critical global issues. join us for "great decisions." >> great decisions is produced by the foreign policy association, inspiring americans to learn more about the world. sponsorship of great decisions is provided by credit suisse, eni, the hurford foundation, and pricewaterhousecoopers llp. >> coming up next, the generals and the democrat: burma in transition. (instrumental music) >> burma, also known as myanmar, is a nation born from war. a former british colony, burma saw an opportunity for independence at the outset of world war ii. >> in burma, independence day calls for formal celebrations. this week its people have been marking 64 years since the end of british colonial rule. for much of that time burma was tightly controlled by the military. any dissent was ultimately
WHUT
Feb 7, 2013 9:00am EST
focus of american foreign policy. and i didn't do it because it was a nice thing to do or it was some pet project of mine. i did it because the evidence is overwhelming. countries that deny political and social rights to women and girls are more unstable, more likely to breed extremism, more likely to threaten the united states. countries that deny economic opportunities to women and girls, rooted in education and business and investment are not going to be as prosperous as they might otherwise be. so it became clear that if i was going to be traveling around talking about diplomacy and development, urging changes in economic structures, introducing what we call economic statecraft to be a central pillar of our foreign policy you had to talk about women and girls and so i've tried to do that. >> restrictions on women's economic participation are costing us massive amounts of economic growth and income in every region of the world. >> this work, ensuring that women are equal partners, as they should be, and are free to realize their own god-given potential, was one of the great pi
ABC
Feb 10, 2013 9:00am EST
republican party that talks like adults. >> i would argue that a more restrained foreign policy is the true conservative foreign policy. >> the average american is not thinking about and trying to wonder about where the republican party s they're thinking about how to make their life work. >> your leader in the house right there eric cantor, where is this debate headed? >> i think it's a good debate for the republican party to have. when you lose an election, you ought to be a little bit reflective and ought to think back and ought to begin to say, what do we need to do differently? we didn't do badly in the election but the president won with less than he was elected in '0, lower popular vote, lower electoral vote. held the house, 30 governors. the idea this is some existential crisis is overdone i think but we didn't win so what do we need differently. i like what we're hearing and like the direct line that governor jindal took because i think we have -- >> can't be too smart. >> we nearly were in the fiscal cliff and could have triggered a big tax increase. i don't want to be st
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
foreign policy in washington and the reduction was probably one of the most important congressional initiatives that we have ever seen. the idea that you could take that kind of money from the defense budget that didn't make the military very happy and apply it to demilitarizing the strategic arsenal of the former soviet union was extremely important. we go from bush to clinton, clinton didn't want to deal with foreign policy like so many presidents they felt they were elected to do domestic things. clinton had no background in foreign policy, no interest in the foreign policy. people say they went to georgetown, the school really wasn't good enough as i am concerned. i hope i am not offending anyone in georgetown she put together a security team all of them were gone within a year or two for the most part when you look at christopher and the cia was a very peculiar appointment. he did something that needs to be corrected. he was in the foreign policy bureaucracy as i am concerned he brought to the right wing and abolishing the arms control and disarmed the agency. those we need in
WHUT
Feb 5, 2013 10:00am EST
important person in the mix this week in the vice president spoke about foreign policy challenges at the munish security conference. >> we have made it clear at the outset that we would not-- we would be prepared to meet bilaterally with the irani leadership. we would not make it a secret that we were doing that. we would let our partners know if that occasion presented itself. that offer stands. nearly all of our partners and allies are convinced that president assad is a tyrant, hell-bent on clinging to power, is no longer fit to lead the syrian people and he must go. >> as well as syria and iran the united states faces new challenges from islammix extremism in african, yet it is not clear they are ready to stand on their own by 2014 when u.s. troops are scheduled to withdraw. and great power politics are on the a lend-- agenda again. china is confident, insertive in the south china sea in relations about moskow have cooled. all of this with a troubled economy at home and calls for a lighter footprint abroad. i'm pleased to have tom donilon back at this table. welcome. >> thank you, ch
NBC
Feb 10, 2013 10:00am EST
legacy of the bush-cheney foreign policy. at issue now today the 700% rampup of drone strikes under obama. there have been 350 under obama, largely in pakistan. a key question is blowback, no one knows how many untargeted civilians have been killed by drone strikes or the damage to winning hearts and mind over there. the effect of blowback is a central theme in the television series "homeland" where the main character goes from captured marine to terrorist himself when the son of his kaptur in iraq is killed by a thrown. they watch the american vice president on tv together after that drone strike. >> the images being broadcast on some outlets around the world are the bodies of 83 dead children, allegedly killed in the strike. we believe to be false. created by the terrorists for propaganda purposes. >> and they call us terrorists. chris: they call us terrorists there. david, there's the question, i guess, maybe not the most important question but we're all asking right now. collateral damage. people killed in these drone strikes who are innocent and how much that causes hatred to t
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 12:30am EST
. there is an article in this morning's foreign policy saying that what has transpired in mali is not the consequence of what transpired in libya. i think that analysis is mistaken. secondly, as part of 0.1, -- 0.1, we need to recognize that there is an emerging part of instability that began said in libya, parks down through mali, and has avoided niger and embraces northern nigeria. examining this question needs to be understood from a regional perspective rather than a national perspective. the second point i would like to discuss are the emerging resistance groups within mali and how they are similar and how they are different not only in terms of their political objectives, but also in terms of their ethnic divisions that exist among these three different groups. more specifically, aqim -- understanding of these ethnic and political differences that will provide us with an opportunity to understand not only how these groups are different, but whether there were opportunities to create schisms among these groups. the third point i would like to address is the arrangements of military f
PBS
Feb 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
you said the search would be the most dangeus foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? correct or incorrect? yes or no? are you going to answer the question, senator hagel? the question is, were you right or wrong? i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong. and you are free to elaborate. >> i am not going to give you a yes or no answer -- >> let the record show that you refuse to answer the question. >> he finally gave the answer he wanted to give. >> i saw the suffering and consequences of a war. i did second think the search. would this be worth the sacrifice? we lost almost 1200 dead americans during that period was it required, necessary? >> how much of that exchange was political, how much was personal, and how much was related to our defense policy, mark? >> 92, 11, 13. [laughter] a lot of it was personal. one could not watch those hearings without feeling that there were a lot of personal grudges, even vendettas, being settled. >> entered john cornyn of texas says it cannot support the nominee for defense secretary, says we need to be tougher on isr
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 1:00pm PST
with. i understand the fears of progressives as obama conducts a foreign policy that looks like bush's. i am not pro-drone. i am pro-destroying al qaeda. i am pro-protecting america. i am pro-a better drone program and i am pro ending this war as soon as we can but i fear that's a long way away. as douglas macarthur said, only the dead have seen the end of war, and we may now be in a permanent war. okay. that does it for "the cycle." martin, it's yours. >> passionate patriotism from toure. thank you. it's monday, february 11th, and a pope has abdicated, the president prepares to face the nation, but republicans are still stuck on benghazi. >> the president's state of the union address. could be the president's last best chance to address a captive audience. >> do republicans have the leverage now? >> none of the things i ran on as part of the tea party have been fixed. >> i don't want to live with this sequester. >> how do we get growth with jobs? >> no confirmation without information. >> are you going to support him for defense secretary? >> i will see the rest of the answers
SFGTV2
Feb 4, 2013 10:30pm PST
has played a role in moving people to see some of the backroom dealings of u.s. foreign policy. it has exposed people to think harder. i do think it played a role in leading people in tunisia and egypt to look at some of the cables and see what people already knew in their gut the soccer field in wikileaks about the alliances between u.s. foreign policy with the most repressive elements in those countries. let's hope that changes as the uprisings continue. anytime you can learn more about what is being done in our name, it is critical. that is part of what transparency is about. the freedom of information act is still not working well under the obama administration. some of that is pos/t 9/11. in los war will lead to a decline in information transparency access. anytime you can have less sequence -- secrecy, that is good. less secrecy is needed. it was handled at the outset by partnering with newspapers like "the guardian," traditional newspapers of distinction. wikileaks released documents around the world to newspapers in india, haiti, the middle east, latin america. it has had a
FOX Business
Feb 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
obama took office in 2009. for more now on this attack, the president's foreign policy, i'm joined by pulitzer prize-winning journalist of fox news contributor, judith miller, fox news middle eastern terrorism analyst. let me begin with you. this attack on -- this sneak attack during the secretary's tenure is kind of an art of vice, but the reality is that we still have enemies who are pursuingheir interests, even as we deny the force, the power, and the, if you will, the ubiquity of those forces. >> absolutely. i mean, the denial of the kind of need to continue the war and terror in this administration is really striking. hillary clinton wonders out, says farewell to her troops, takes a swipe at her critics and the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee has to point out, by the way, this calls for a sweeping review of the security of our diplomatic facilities, and she is never asked about it, does not have to respond to it. she is really amazingly adept at dodging hard questions. lou: adept, immune, inoculated, teflon, if you will. this secretary of state, despite the mil
PBS
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
/u.s. alliance is an essential element over his foreign policy. he says he hopes to transfer the relationship when he meets u.s. president barack obama. relocating the futenma air station will likely be a key issue for japan/u.s. relations. nhk world, okinawa. >>> people living in spain are upset about what they are reading. what's did the accused say? >> they say they are innocent but have yet to show proof. people in spain are angry. a corruption scandal, even the prime minister is threatening to derail economic reform. more than ten ruling party executives have been taking kick backs for many years. the publication says the prime minister pocketed as much as $3000 a year from construction firms and other businesses. he allegedly took the money for a dozen years until 2008. spanish citizens are especially furious as the same government is pressing austerity measures upon them hiking their taxes and cutting public servants pay. opposition parties are demanding the prime minister's resignation. they say he's not fit to be leader as the country faces its fiscal crisis. he's denied
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm EST
policy, immigration, the environment, everything basically, but his lead on foreign policy is a staggering 14 points. what makes republicans think this is a good thing to have a fight over? >> right. up until recently everybody said, look, politics stops at the water's edge, and that hasn't been the case for the last couple years with this republican party. but it turns out that it wasn't necessarily that both parties followed that axiom because they were being nice about it. it turns out that it's incredibly bad politics to challenge your sitting president overseas. and, you know, this benghazi thing has not worked out for the republican party at all. they tried effectively to make it the biggest issue of the presidential campaign in the last several weeks, and people just didn't buy into it. what they saw is a tragedy. something that was -- if it could have been prevented, it should have been prevented, but they weren't going to start pointing blame and ask for the resignations of hillary clinton and throw barack obama out of office. >> right. >> and the idea that you'd be abl
FOX News
Feb 12, 2013 3:00pm PST
. tonight the president is dealing with the first major foreign policy crisis of the second term. north korea has conducted a third nuclear test. with the apparent goal of obtaining a warhead that could threaten the u.s. chief washington correspondent james rosen at the state department on today's test. >> the test was conducted in a safe and perfect way, on a high level with the use of a smaller and light a-bomb, unlike priest ones, yet with great explosion i power. all that and the alarming claim of min neurodevice that couldn't confirmed appeared to be true. in an emergency morning session, the-up security council went through what the u.n. ambassador susan rice called the usual drill. >> we and others have a number of further measures we will be discussing with the council members in various spheres that will not only tighten the existing measures but we aim to augment the sanctions regime that is quite strong, as implemented in 1874 and 2087. >> those were the numbers attach to prior security counsel resolutions that failed to halt north carolina's nuclear march. -- north korea's n
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 9:00am PST
foreign policy and national security precisely because the president has been so aggressive. in a lot of ways there's not a lot of daylight between what republicans do in the same position as democrats. unless we're bipartisan, there is a lot of people in particular, chuck hagel as defense secretary nominee, and there has been some talk by some in the gop leadership that they will filibuster his nomination. john mccain saying he won't. what is your read on all that many. >> i think it will be a very interesting move to filibuster. it will be a drastic move. wron if you guys saw, but carl livin said he will hold a vote on the nomination tomorrow, so they are moving ahead with it. my hunch is that they won't because i think deep down inside republican senators believe that a president does deserve to choose his advisors, and i think it sets a bad press debt because one day there will be a republican in the white house again. maybe not, i guess. the venom from republican senators towards chuck hagel is pretty remarkable. this is not a fwi who they hold in high regard by and large. he basica
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 10:00am PST
. i'm just for the background check. >> cafeteria options. >> on foreign policy, we have a new secretary of state taking over today just as veep biden in his meetings with french president hollande in paris talk about the possibility of one-on-one bilateral talks with iran. let's take a look at what joe biden had to say. >> when and if the supreme leader and the iranians are prepared to discuss the essence of what is at the core of these embargoes, we're prepared to discuss. we're prepared to meet with them individually. >> iran, of course, a big topic in the chuck hagel confirmation hearings. a big source of dispute and wig conversations and negotiation with israel. john kerry over the weekend talked to simon peres and talked to abbas and also met hue. where do we stand now, and what is the timeline aring the different red lines with israel and with the possibility of one-on-one talks with iran? >> well, aun drae, i thought that the most important statement that the vice president biden made was when and if. they haven't really had conversations even with the totally of the eu
PBS
Feb 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
an efficacy review but it would make us all feel better. >> another tough foreign policy lesson. we learned yesterday, mark, for another congressional hearing, that there had been a division in the administration and this is what rain suarez-- suarez's discussion was b we learned that secretary clinton, then secretary of state, secretary of defense panetta, the cia director, all were in favor of the u.s. sending arm to its rebels in syria. the president overruled it significance of this that we are finding it out now. >> and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. you had across-the-board and these are not groups that walk in lock step. state department and cia and defense the fact they came up first of all the fact that it's out in the open, i mean neither general damp tee nor secretary panetta was particularly eager to talk about it. but it was, it did give us a look into this administration, the argument at the white house among the national security people was that it would strengthen groups they felt. the arms would, inside the syria who were radical, islamists that were pos
FOX News
Feb 10, 2013 4:00pm EST
of defense, clinton, and according to panetta, talked to no one. what we have a foreign policy that is coming apart. >>gregg: you were in the carter administration. all hands on deck the. >> the president himself, for ten, 15, 20 hours a day, in the middle of the greatest moments of this, involved himself personally. we were trying to get them out the day they flew home we were there all night and the next morning up until the time of the inauguration and the president was hands on. the notion this president was disengaged and talked to no one after the 15 minute meeting and went off the next day to a fundraiser? now we understand and this is causing the republicans today to start saying, patrol and -- start saying, graham and others, they will hold up the nomination. >>gregg: does it appear lights were out at the white house while an american diplomat was underattack and other americans? >> that is right. to me, the bottom line question that pat raises and you raised, too, do we have a coherent foreign policy and national security policy not only through iran and north korea but th
FOX News
Feb 10, 2013 1:00pm PST
, do we have a coherent foreign policy and national security policy not only through iran and north korea but through the role of the united states in rooting out terrorism in north africa, what is the role of drones? what is the role of human intelligence in i don't think we have answers. the bottom line to what pat says quite clearly is the united states which had an engaged president now has a president who so far has been able to dodge hard questions and the right questions and now given the confirmation hearings, the questions are coming to him and most particularly and directly, his nominee. >>gregg: is this why the president and the white house did not want to talk about it. >> totally. they put the freeze down on everything and wanted to dodge the bullet. the other story in this crisis and it is a political crisis of the management of foreign policy, the republicans are at each other's throats over two distinct camps. one is the camp that wants do do drone strikes, assassinations, and involve america more aggressively in pakistan, syria, they did libya. they wanted this. the
Current
Feb 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
former vice president dick cheney criticized the president's choice of foreign policy leaders. he told a group of wyoming republicans: >> cheney should know from sect rate people, because dick cheney is now criticizing someone else's foreign policy team. i give you the least self aware political figure in modern history. while reports last week that he might withdraw his nomination, his brother said today: >> joining me now is another man who keeps fighting, michael tomasky, coming to us from washington d.c. thanks for being here in the war room. >> my great pleasure. hi. >> hi, by the way, you are now the official answer to who is the first get since the trivia question is going to be asked many times the first guest that i had on the war room. >> fugelsang doesn't count huh? >> he doesn't count he's in the family. he doesn't count unfortunately. don't tell him that. >> all right. >> michael, let's get to the business of business here. today, jim. >> jennifer: nhoff is going to hold the nomination. >> whether or not he'll follow through on that, i'm not sure. he has the power to do it.
WETA
Feb 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
show, lead by president obama? >> ultimately the key decision makers in american foreign policy are the same people. which is the president and its key advisors on the national security council. and the issue is not whether or not the advocates in the state department or the pentagon are there. i think at some point the united states government and the white house have to make a decision that syria is an actual danger to america's national security interests. it is not something we can wash our hands from. and there are serious dangers and implications to the united states and the president actually to ask its national security team for realistic options that then he request gather his team and debate and decide about. there hasn't, i think, been a serious debate even within the united states government as to what might be our three top options what are the costs and benefits of each. and if we were to pursue one of them, how would we do it. >> is there a legitimate argument that this destabilizes turkey to some degree, an important country to the united states, and a nato ally, and
KCSMMHZ
Feb 6, 2013 6:00am PST
peaceful foreign policy, but he also said china needs to protect safety and security. the comments from the foreign ministry suggest that some of the chinese government were in the dark on the circumstances surrounding this incident. but communist party lead xi jinping is the leader of the military would likely know. but he isn't talking. nhk world, beijing. >>> japanese and chinese defense officials have been trying to establish better communication to prevent unintended events from happen bug the dispute over the senkaku islands has stalled their efforts. >> reporter: a chinese submarine briefly entered the waters of okinawa in september 2004 but didn't surface. >> translator: i want china to do its best to prevent a recurrence of such an incident so that the issue will not hamper the growth of friendship between japan and china. >> reporter: the increased activity of the chinese navy prompts officials from both countries to discuss ways to avoid accidents. they first held talks in 2008. they discussed a number of preventive measures, holding regular talks between senior defense offic
FOX Business
Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
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CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 7:00pm EST
coulter will join us to talk about a revealing day in washington, d.c., foreign policy, the sad truth about benghazi. the cia director john brennan and his support for drone bombings to kill american traitors and we might get into waterboarding as well. first up the automatic sequester spending cuts set to kick in in three weeks. outgoing secretary of defense leon pan et offered these dire warning today before congress. take a listen. >> frankly one of the greatest security risks we are now facing as a nation that, this budget uncertainty could prompt the most significant readiness -- military readiness crisis in more than a decade. >> all right. but there are ways to responsibly trim the pentagon's budget and still protect national security. former defense undersecretary michelle flournoy, if identify got that right -- michelle flournoy, i beg your pardon, she penned an op-ed in the wall street journal this week. joining us is aforementioned michele flournoy. michelle, or undersecretary, which ever you prefer -- >> michelle, please. >> i thought your piece was terrific. sequest
NBC
Feb 5, 2013 4:30am EST
hill to talk about that. >> tracie potts in washington. thank you. >>> the next foreign policy debate involves the state department, iran and a monkey. iran said it launched a monkey into space last week. the pictures released before and after the alleged missions beg to differ. washington expresses doubt about any space journey. but iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad said he would like to give it a joe. senator john mccain ran into trouble when he tweeted, quote, so ahmadinejad wants to be the first iranian in space, wasn't he just there last week? many in the twitter-verse called the wording racist. he sent another tweet and said the comments were a joke and told the people to quote/unquote lighten up. >>> last night, new jersey governor chris christie paid his first visit to david letterman who in the past has skewed him about his ample weight. during the late show experience governor christie pulls laughed when he pulled a donut from his pocket and ate it. and read back safety letterman jokes. >> here's two. first one was celebrity birthday today, chris christie turns 50, he bl
WHUT
Feb 9, 2013 10:00am EST
- on foreign policy, on veterans, serving our military families and our service members. >> gabbard joins illinois' tammy duckworth as the first two female combat veterans sworn into office. gabbard takes that responsibility seriously. >> it's kind of amazing that it's taken this long because we've had women who've raised their hands and volunteered to serve on the frontlines dating all the way back to the civil war. and the fact that we have over 1.8 million women veterans across the country, women who are leaving their families, leaving their jobs, leaving school behind to go and serve our country every single day is a story that hasn't been told enough. women face unique challenges in military service but also bring unique contributions that also need to be talked about. so that's one thing that i look forward to being able to do is to be a voice for this huge constituency of selfless heroes that hasn't really had a firsthand voice or a strong voice here in congress >> and for gabbard, being in congress is about serving the people, not about partisan bickering. >> when you look a
WHUT
Feb 6, 2013 8:00am EST
much of u.s. foreign policy has to do with what have you done for me lately or what can you do for me down the road. with that in mind, what does he need do for us -- what does haiti do for us? >> there has been a long time when we do not want a lot of haitians in southern florida. in early days haiti controlled an important slice of water, which gave naval access to the caribbean, so that mattered a lot in the old days and for military matters with latin america, but what can they do for us in the future? they cannot be unstable. also, there is a lot of business investment in haiti, and now haiti is being opened to mining interests, both canadian and u.s. mining interest. there is a huge amount of gold and silver and copper to be found underneath the surface, but people have not come in before because haitians will not allow them to come in on on fair terms, but those will be changed, and now mining companies can explore wherever they want. tavis: you talk about these organizations. have the ngos been good or bad for haiti? >> release is necessary. good when you're buildings have fal
WHUT
Feb 11, 2013 8:00am EST
conversation with martha raditz on the new foreign policy challenges facing the president. that is next time. we will see you then. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> be more. >> be more.
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 5:30am EST
foreign policy. >> you saw the hearing. you know his record. are you going to support him for defense secretary? >> i will see the answers to his questions but i have grave concerns. >> grave concerns? >> yes. >> would it be fair to say you're leaning against voting for him? >> i think that would be fair. >> both criticisms follow a blistering attack on saturday by former vice president dick cheney. the performance now of barack obama as he staffs up the national security team for a second term is dismal. frankly, what he has appointed are second rate people. >>> there's a new u.s. commander in afghanistan in what could be the final reshuffling of american leadership before coalition troops are withdrawn on schedule by the end of next year. general joseph dumford took over on saturday. a four star marine officer replaces general john allen. he's been nominated to lead nato forces in europe. general dunford will play a leading role in how many american troops will stay in that country post 2014. meanwhile, former defense secretary bob gates is weighing in on the white house's controver
CNN
Feb 10, 2013 7:30am EST
, could be representing america, and looking at some of our actions and our foreign policies. maybe we need a 311 monday morning meet. >> i admit a case of every organization or bureaucracy should have -- if for no other reason, let's be candid here, let's close the doors and be candid with each other. >> if we had a 311 for actors it would be pandemonium. >> the ultimate goal of those meetings that alfred and bing were just talking about, are to learn from the mistakes. that's how medicine moves forward. a lesson for all of us. watch monday mornings on monday nights. on our sister network tnt at 10:00 p.m. eastern. still ahead, chasing life. what alcohol might be able to do for us. try fixodent. it helps create a food seal defense for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, and forget it. wow. these are really good. you act surprised. aah! aah! practice makes perfect. announcer: you don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent. there are thousands of teens in foster care who don't need perfection, they need you. >>> we've already talked tea. so in this week
LINKTV
Feb 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
unjust acts of foreign policy against smaller states-- things we're all too familiar with in the modern west. but greek artists and poets understood these things about human nature, and they made their art about those contradictions, about the tragedies and failures as well as the achievements. the sculptures of the altar of zeus from pergamum portray those contradictions in the dramatic manner of the second century b.c., but like so much greek art, the originals have been dismembered and fragmented, scattered around the museums of the world or buried deep and forgotten. some works are wonderfully preserved on the site of their origin, but most have been broken and bleached by time. it takes imagination and study to piece together these fragments and try to see them in the context of the society in which they were produced. who made these images and objects? for whom? and why? what was in the artist's mind? the patron's? how were they seen by the surrounding society? we'll be helped in answering these questions by art historians like john boardman of the ashmolean museum, oxford.
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Feb 11, 2013 10:00pm EST
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BBCPARL
Feb 9, 2013 2:00am GMT
. discussion the same council on trade and to some extent on foreign policy. where have a link up a far left further the phone of counsel and you. on the full range of global issues that were discussed within the you. and we're very much engaged in driving forward the single market. so the key principles of the prime minister speech can think i'm pensiveness flexibility. are absolutely ones that. officials are working on all the time. that is part of the coalition government approach. they are mentation of the referendum commitment the problems ago is for the conservative party and. and a future. parliament. and officials of that time subject is whether it's the government that really hasn't made much difference. and this is where they would have been doing anyway. well the key difference in the process peter's a statement about what we will be doing in the few tower. will approach in the future and shaping that debate. for the future. but it doesn't change the work of our officials are single market. on all the issues that on them ok no time frame a favorite politics the european parli
WETA
Feb 5, 2013 12:30am EST
face of foreign policy in iraq and get on that path in afghanistan and reinvest tremendously in asia. secretary clinton's first trip as secretary of state was to asia. that's the first time a secretary of state has taken his or her first trip to asia since dean rusk in 1961. and from then on she just kept on pushing our efforts and our efforts in asia. you look at her work with as on. you look at her work on the south china sea. you look at her work with burma in terms of bringing burma not community of democracy, potentially. right? that's a good list of contributions. >> tom donilon national security advisor to president obama as they enter the second four years of that tenure in the white house. thank you for joining us. see you next time. captioning sponsored by rose communications captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org tavis: good evening. smiley. tonight a conversation with the longest serving independent in congressional history, bernie sanders. he is a member of the senate budget committee, which puts him at the front seat of the budget battles. last wee
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
, strong on foreign policy. >> you say, quote. that's why i voted for him. i trusted george bush to make hard, tough decisions that i thought john kerry might waver on. >> thank you. which is why i don't think obama will have any problem with this. >> i think it helps him. >> he'll look like a strong, and just like he did a year ago, just like when he killed bin laden, he looks incredibly strong on foreign policy. and this will not provide a weak spot for him in the long run. >> mika, really quickly, i agree with you there. i don't think there's going to be a political fallout from it. >> yeah. >> i think one of the things that disturbs me so much is the fact that americans are not any more concerned about other americans being able to be targeted and killed without any due process. and i'll say it again because i can hear people saying, well, why didn't you say that about george w. bush? i did. i did on padilla. i did when there were americans whose constitutional rights were being eviscerated by what was going on during the bush era. i spoke out then. i'm speaking out now. but i'm
CBS
Feb 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
serious questions about foreign policy betweens the party and the idea of holding up a nomination-- >> schieffer: two of them. >> two of them would be deeply unusual. >> these are very big appointments. these kinds of things happen all the time with smaller nominations and often we don't even find out who the senator is who is holding up the nomination. but this is, obviously, a very public play on the parent of senator grahams and i suspect there will be negotiations behind the scene. >> schieffer: do you think the republicans will back him? john mccain said he does not favor filibuster. i wonder if graham will have the backing. one senator can hold it up. clear me up on senate procedures. have to have 60 votes, wouldn't they to break that hold? >> i think a hold can sometimes keep away a vote of any number. i think what republicans are torn about here is the fact that on the one hand, they do think they have serious questions to raise about benghazi and that the american people have serious questions. on the other hand, when you get involved in libbia, there are always going to
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 5:00am EST
attacks on the u.s. >>> the next foreign policy debate involves the state department, iran, and a monkey. iran says that launch this primate into space last week. the pictures released from before and after the mission beg to differ. washington expresses doubt about any space journey but iranian president said he would like to give it a go. senator john mccain then ran into trouble when he tweeted, "so ahmadinejad wants to be the first iranian in space. wasn't he just there last week"? many in the twitter world called the comment racist. he september out another comment saying his comments were just a joke and told people to "lighten up." >>> now here is your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. the conservative republican governor of ohio john kasich has a course on president obama's health care plan. he now says that he is going to expand medicaid dramatically using money from the federal government. >>> new jersey senator robert menendez is denying allegations he flown to the dominican republic to solicit prostitutes. he calls the charges smears from right-w
KCSMMHZ
Feb 12, 2013 2:30pm PST
. >> north korea's nuclear plant is likely to top his plan of foreign policy issues, but domestically, he also has a host of policies to address from immigration to climate change to gun legislation. >> note issue will get as much attention as the economy. unemployment is still high and almost 8%, and while there have been some encouraging signs of recovery, many americans are still struggling to get by. >> the noise may be unpleasant, but people here are happy to have jobs. local carpet factories are employed in -- an important employer. delta calls itself the carpet capital of the world. over the years, immigrants have flocked to the city to work in such factories. today, about half the population is hispanic. intel was hit hard by the financial crisis. them in mid 2009, our business was hit with the recession just like everybody else, so we limped along for a couple of years, but now that we are starting to see business slowly go back up. >> but things are far from getting back to normal in dalton. many factories closed after the property bubble burst. unemployment here now stands
NBC
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am PST
. citizen. the next foreign policy debate involves the state department, iran and monkey. iran says they launched this primate into space last week but pictures released before and after the mission beg to differ. washington expresses doubt about any space journey but iranian president ahmadinejad now says he would like to give it a go. senator john mccain ran into some trouble when he tweeted, quote, so ahmadinejad wants to be the first iranian in space. wasn't he just there last week, end quote. many in the twitterverse called the wording racist. he later sent out another twitter saying his comments were a joke and told people to, quote, lighten up. >>> last night new jersey governor chris christie paid his first visit to david letterman, who in the past, as you might know, has secured the new jersey governor about his ample weight over 300,000 times, that's what christie likes to say. during the "late show" appearance governor christie pulled laughs when he pulled a doughnut from his pocket and ate it, bam, right there. he also read back some favorite letterman jokes. take a listen. >
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am PST
obama you had someone who campaigned in wanting to turn the page in terms of foreign policy from the bush doctrine, from the bush era policies, but in many ways has followed them and has been handed this entire security apparatus, this particular program began in 2004, about 400 strikes have happened so far. about 3,000 people have been killed, mostly pakistan, somali, yemen. but you have had this sort of deafening silence for the most part from progressives and liberals around this. you have had a few voices certainly on the hill and even on your network to raise questions about it, but by and large, the president has been given something of a pass. i think also the public has moved beyond this in some ways. there's a post-9/11 new normal in terms of how the public looks at the prosecution of this war on terror. they see it, it seems to me, as a vast war, an endless war in some ways that might be best prosecuted in this way rather than those large land wars we saw in afghanistan and iraq of this sort of pinpointed targeting of folks seem so far to have found some positive backing fr
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 5:15pm EST
in the region. we have made an important foreign policy shift, both in terms of process and engagement in the region. it is grounded for the first time in our history in the bedrock of consent and legitimacy and many stakeholders in the making of foreign policy. this is a first for pakistan including our relationship with the united states, which is pretty much run by parliamentary guidelines. it does empower us to make decisions that are sustainable, we hope. and we look for a relationship that as long lasting and not just a function of our relationship with the united states on afghanistan as the transition out of the region. >> thank you for that. did they offer you breakfast? >> yes, they did. >> oh, ok. i was so busy taking notes. a couple of questions and i will turn it over to my colleagues. i want to ask about the impact, if any, that having john kerry as secretary of state is going to have. what is your sense of the importance, if any, of his appointment? >> i think that pakistan-u.s. relations are vital to both countries and we appreciate very much the fact that th
FOX News
Feb 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
fake. a reporter for foreign policy said it looks like the iranian dumped some rudimentary flight controls and an ejection sheet into a shell molded into what they thought were stealthy angles. a defense analyst looks like it might make noise and vibrate if you put a quarter in it. president ahmadinejad said it carries a message of peace, friendship, and brotherhood. our military achievements, he said, do not pose a threat to anyone. seems like in this particular case, it doesn't pose a threat to anyone which leads us to our next story about military achievements that do indeed pose a threat. there is word tonight that the united states facing drastic defense cuts could be falling behind some of its potential enemies. national security correspondent injurjennifer griffin looks at t prospect. >> reporter: for the first time in two years, the pentagon said it can't afford to keep two aircraft carriers in the persian gulf. the u.s.s. truman would have left today from norfolk, virginia. defense secretary leon panetta blamed the cut back on is he quest ration saying if congress can't r
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Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
when he's had a stellar record on foreign policy. >> but you know these babbitts that sit in the audience for people like him. these bergers. you can see them from the rotary club, very polite. i can hear the audience, excellent point. well put, vice president. this second rate -- they all agree, they wouldn't have approved these people. wyoming doesn't deserve this guy. it's a beautiful state. >> i think that maybe dick cheney has a case of drone envy here. >> yeah. >> really? >> well, i mean -- >> go on, sir. >> okay. he's the guy who is used to being attacked by the aclu. >> i see. >> you see what i'm saying? actually president obama has got some weapons that dick cheney wouldn't mind having had, and the president -- >> this is getting way too -- pull back. >> and the president has been unafraid to use them. >> right. >> serious point -- >> i get -- >> the republicans spent a generation unhorsing democrats because democrats were, quote, weak on defense. >> they weren't willing to pull the trigger. >> they weren't willing to pull the trigger. barack obama, to the dismay of the
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
, and his republican allies on the hill are not having a serious discussion about foreign policy in defense during these nomination hearings. whether it's hagel or brennan or whatever. they're just taking cheap shots all over the place and they're not having a serious discussion. >> what -- >> in other words, if dick cheney wants to get in the ball game and have a really serious -- >> you raise this, i have to answer your question. what is the burr in lindsey graham's saddle? >> well -- >> why is he putting a hold on hagel? >> he's not going to put a hold on hagel. that's just -- he's just grabbing his ankles on the way out the door. hagel is going to be confirmed. it's a done deal. john mccain has blessed it. john mccain said he gave the committee enough -- said hagel gave the committee enough information i'm not going to hold him up on benghazi. i think lindsey graham is there to be the last annoying guy to make sure that hagel keeps whatever promises he made behind the scenes -- >> howard, does this -- >> to carl levin and -- >> the cisco kid may have handed 9 okay but poncho is
NBC
Feb 12, 2013 6:30pm EST
seems to he wants to do is more tax hikes and stimulus venue. >> reporter: there will be more foreign policy in tonight's speech, including an announcement that 34,000 u.s. soldiers will be coming home from afghanistan in the next year. while reducing gun violence will only be a small part of the president's speech, it's a big part of tonight's atmospherics. watching from the balcony will be several families from the tragic newtown school shooting, the parents of head ya pendlet. and gabrielle giffords in this new ad. >> take it from me, congress must act. let's get this done. >> reporter: senator marco rubio was chosen to deliver the republican response in both english and spanish. sitting in the audience will be the president's cabinet a lot of the new choices will not be there like the defense -- the person up for defense secretary, chuck hagel, but chuck hagel is a step closer tonight, brian. he got through a key committee and there might be a full vote on his confirmation by as early as thursday. >> chuck todd, wheel is more of you later tonight. thanks. >>> and let's bring in th
FOX Business
Feb 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
managements of foreign policy. one low level, and a different one strategic going out of the white house, and many thinks the white house had at the time objectives not really informed at the security council on the one hand or the state department. lou: let me ask you just straight up, yes or no. were you disappointed or disgusted at the conduct of the president of the united states and the secretary of state? >> i think that by trying to put this on the video, this was a diversion from what was happening on the ground, and they tried not to inform the american public before the elections. i think that's the con consensuf most of us, those of us who know what the jihadists were trying to do. lou: thank you for being with us. more on the rising tensionings in -- tensions in the middle east and president obama's response with the a-team next. the northeast hit by another big storm. in fact, a record storm. the blizzard update is next. bush whacked or hacked, however you want to say it, the bush family photos and secret e-mails of the former first family released on the internet. the secre
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Feb 10, 2013 4:00am EST
of guns were americans who own them but the dollar, a debt and weak foreign policy.
CNN
Feb 12, 2013 9:00am PST
level of crime, but if something resulted, do you have to wait for something to result? someone had a heart attack, somebody did something and hit a car in order for the crime to get traction. >> you have to find hackers and we know they're difficult to find but the fbi's pretty good at finding folks. but i think you have to -- once you find them, there's already been a federal violation. you've broken federal law, ashleigh. i will say this, yet again, technology. we haven't caught up with hackers. the law hasn't caught up. cybersecurity is significant. who is to blame? is it the television station for not having everything buttoned up or is it fema that they were able to somehow get into. it's open. >> someone has a aheart attack and dies because of this, what are we talking about? >> i agree you've got federal protections against whoever hacked into. either you're a woman who thinks someone is going to happen if you connect dots, some may have civil actions. we've got to tighten up technology. laws have to get in line with technology because it's a problem. it could be worse with terrorism. >> five seconds to you. >> i like zombies but stop hacking. >> stop hacking. >> dangerous. >> judge glenda hatchett, sunny hostin. this happened during the steve wilkos show if they find the spe people and get in trouble, they'll end up as guests. thank you, ladies, for your brilliance and wisdom and humor as well. "newsroom international" is next. >>> welcome to "newsroom international." i'm suzanne malveaux. here's what's happening now. things getting desperate on board the cruise ship in the gulf of mexico. 4200 on board. passengers say toilets are overflowing new york air-conditioning, not much food or water. tugboats are towing the ship to mobile, alabama, instead of the port of mexico. it not going to get there until thursday. coming up in a couple of minutes, we'll talk to a man whose wife is stuck on that ship. >>> north korea thumbing its nose at the u.s. and the international community by carrying out a new, more powerful nuclear test. is the first one under kim jong-un, press obama calls it a threat to u.s. security and world peace. the first indication of the underground test came when seismologists detected a tremor in an area not known for earthquakes. >>> in his state of the union speech tonight, president obama will announce 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan by this time next year. jake tapper, the first to break the news after talking to sources who know about the president's speech. the move's going to cut the number of troops in afghanistan by more than half. troop reductions will continue through the end of next year. >>> so more than 4,000 people if you can imagine this, stuck on this cruise ship, disabled cruise ship. they are hot. they are hungry. they are holding their noses because toilets are overflowing. folks feeling desperate now. the ship is finally on the move. you have tugboats towing it to mobile, alabama, originally headed to a port in mexico but strong currents pushed it 90 miles north. want to bring in bret nutt. his wife is on the ship. he's been talking to her. you and i talked yesterday about how bethany is doing. she -- the last go-round yesterday about this time you said she was crying, very discouraged. how is she doing today? when's the last time you had a chance to talk to her? >> well, today i have not actually had a chance to talk to her yet. they can only talk whenever another carnival ship comes up to them. she was very distraught and everything. i mean i just -- i don't know. i haven't heard back from her. i do know that we got the news last night that they were going to be bringing them into mobile, alabama. so that had to make her feel better because she didn't want to be stuck in mexico any longer than what she necessarily had to. >> describe for us the conditions because i know you had a chance to talk to bethany yesterday a couple times, perhaps one late in the day. how did she describe what was happening there? i understand the odor alone is getting to her and many others on board. >> the odor is so bad that i mean it's making them sick. i mean, they're vomiting and stuff on the boat. just from the odor. he she said they can't hardly sleep at night because of the smell is in the rooms and everything. she said they've been hanging out under the balcony trying to escape the odor and stuff. there's feces all over the floor and everything, and water all over the floor. she said it's just horrific. >> brent, what does she say they're telling her, in terms of what time they're going to -- this nightmare, when this is going to end. what time they're going to get into safety to land on thursday? >> just some time on thursday. but nobody really, really knows anything. carnival, i mean, they've lie sod much through this whole process that i mean you really cannot believe what they tell you until they actually land. >> what have they told her? >> well, i mean they haven't really, really told them anything at all. they keep telling us the tugboats will be here at this time. they'll be here at this other time, and they never, ever arrive when they're supposed to. so i mean all of their time frames have not added up at all. >> we'll get that side of the story as well. brent, tell us, is she eating anything, drinking anything in any food or water on board? >> i know that yesterday all they had was a peanut butter in, jelly sandwich and bottle of water. >> is that coming from the kca a cafeteria? are that's stuff other ships are giving to them to give to other people. but more or less it's a first come, first served kind of deal. the first person gets a lot of food. well, the last person, he might not get quite so much. so people are hoarding food and fighting over it because i mean it's a shortage. >> when you say people are fighting over the food, did britney give you any sense of like if people are getting along or are they really taking stuff from each other? is it getting violent? >> she didn't necessarily say if it was getting violent. she said people, they were arguing over food because i mean certain people, they were hoarding as much food as possible and i mean, it's not being evenly distributed in between all of the other people. so i mean, the people at the back of the line, they see other people eating, you know, two, three sandwiches and they only get one. so i guess it makes them kind of angry. >> is there any way to bathe at all? >> no. there's no bathing at all or anything. at least as of yesterday, there was running water but from what i'm told majority of other water was running on the floor and the toilets were overflowing and coming out of the walls. so my knowledge, no, there's been no bathing. did she tell you -- you said there was another ship that managed to get close so she was able to get communication. is she actually able -- are they able to get off that ship and board another ship if they wanted to? >> to my knowledge, no. they're not allowing them. there's been two other times ships had came up to them to bring them food, but, no, they're not able to leave their ship and get on to the other one. >> did she have any idea when she's going to be able to communicate with you again? the last go-round she ran out of cell phone power and she had to charge it or get close to another ship to charge the phone. any sense of charging the phone and get back to you anytime soon? >> she's only able to call whenever -- whenever another carnival ship brings food out there to them. they're getting cell phone service off other ships that are coming up there and so then i mean whenever they bring them more food i guess is when i'll be getting a phone call. yesterday it was around 12:30 noon but i had not heard back since. >> we wish her the very best. we'll keep up with you to find out what's going on, the latest, as soon as you reach her, get on the line and we'll talk to you more about the latest. of course it's a really tough situation that they're in. thanks for filling us in. >>> we'll head to the korean peninsula where north korea is raising the stakes in its nuclear showdown with the world. we're talking about north korea announcing it set off a new underground nuclear test that happened today. the state-run news agency says it was more powerful than the two previous tests carried out in 2006 and 2009. so world leaders, of course, quickly condemning this. anna coren live from seoul, south korea. specifically tell us how this test is different that what we have seen before out of north korea. >> reporter: suzanne, this was a successful test, according not -- >> we -- >> reporter: -- it managed to conduct that -- >> you know what? we have a bad signal. we'll have to get back to anna coren and the latest. i want to talk about this. who is behind this, it is the leader trying to build up his image as a tough guy, as the country's young leader. talking about kim jong-un. appears to be following in his father's footsteps talking tough against the united states as well as the west. trying to flex his muscle a little bit by building up the country's military and keeping the folks there isolated. so i want to talk to michael holmes about this because, michael, we've seen his father, of course, starved his own people, built up ace huge military. now you've got the son who seems as if he's got something to prove. how significant tis when you look at this kind of test, the underground test done today? >> that's a very good point. partly why he's doing what he's doing, to separate himself from his dad, be his own man if you like. i think you could call it hubris, call it tactical. he wants to be the tough guy in front of his people and in front of the world. the guy standing up to the u.s. and the u.n., the evil ones on the youtside who want to do in north korea. there is a tactical side in the military sense. if he wants to build a nuclear weapon small enough to fit on a missile they need to do this testing. what worries the west whether it's being done with uranium or plutonium. if it's uranium they could have a nuclear program that could go on and on and on because he has uranium. he doesn't have a lot of plutonium. he also wants to be seen to be tough to be getting concessions, too, from the west, be it food, aid, standing in the international community in the neighborhood but it's backfiring because he's getting more sanctions and annoying his good mate in the neighborhood, china, who said don't do this and he did it. they can turn off the oil and then he's in trouble. >> how is he changing his country? his father was eccentric, wore platform shoes and his own people were starved. the son's hanging out, got an amusement park. the woman -- the mystery woman we know is his wife, very different when it comes to their own society there. he's trying to be open, right? >> he's trying to appear that way in front of his people. the video of him with his wife at the amusement park that came out of a lot of rumor who is this woman. that was her coming out if you like, as being the wife. he wants to be seen as a man of the people. he wants to be seen as somebody who isn't a recluse like list dad was. this is a guy educated in switzerland. he's got a sense of the outside world but behaving in a bizarre way. the nuclear tests what good can come from this? that's the question everybody's asking unless he wants to build a nuclear weapon and that worries everyone. >>> more for "newsroom international." you know, of course, there's silverman, the funny foul-mouthed comedian but you might not know her sister who's a rabbi standing up for women's rights one of the most holy places in the middle east. she was detained for that. >>> later, it's "les miz," korean style. ♪ >> it is a video going hyper viral online right now. 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>> i think it certainly ramps up the pressure on the leaders of afghanistan, specifically the military leaders, the afghan national army, the afghan border patrol. these individuals will have fewer american troops to patrol with them, to lead them, and that's i guess the purpose of it, to ramp up pressure to make sure the afghans are ready to take control for security in their own country. i will say, when i was in afghanistan in 2011 one of the big concerns from troops and officers there with whom i spoke was not so much whether or not the afghan soldiers and security officials would be ready, but whether there was enough -- whether there was enough logistical support, whether or not the nonsexy part of military operations, the resupplies, medevacs making sure troops have enough food, water, ammunition, whether that was going to be up to speed. and from what i understand, that is still an area of concern though it's not spoken about all that much. >> what do you make of the fact that you'll hear from the president and a lot of folks are very much worried about their own lives, jobs, state of the economy. are people really paying attention now still to the war in afghanistan? >> reporter: not at all, as far as i can tell. you know, this war, and the war in iraq, have really been outsourced, no small way, to 1% of the population and very few americans are engaged in any serious way with those wars. we have a small number of people doing impossible work far away from their loved ones. loved ones here at home going through very, very difficult times. but most of the country's pretty unaware. i should say there's a new poll indicating that ending the war in afghanistan is very popular, 71% say they support ending the war in afghanistan. that number goes up to 79% if you say president obama has proposed ending the war in afghanistan, do you favor the policy. with president obama behind it, there's actually more support for ending the war. so i suspect this will be received warmly by the public at large, not necessarily by members of the u.s. military some of whom have concerns about leaving early and telegraphing the number of troops leaving. i shouldn't say so early. this early. they do not believe it should end. it's certainly been america's longest war. >> fareed, i want to talk about what we've seen, breaking news, north korea announcing it's carried out this underground nuclear test, really the most powerful one yet, and still you look overseas, you've got egypt very much in turmoil after the arab spring. what are you listening for tonight when it comes to foreign policy? >> well, in foreign policy i think the point jake has made and broken is probably the most important one. i doubt very much you'll hear much about north korea. there will be a condemnation, i imagine. we've been through this, watched this dance before. new leader comes into north korea, needs to show his stuff, needs to consolidate the -- his support with the military, which is the backbone of the military dictatorship, so they do something provocative like this. everyone condemns it. chinese will condemn it but they're the only country who can do anything about it because north korea's the most isolated country in the world and china doesn't want it to collapse. though china provides it with energy and food, it's not going to do anything. so obama doesn't have much actionable he could talk about. with regard to iran, they feel as though they've got the pressure on iran. they are watching to see what happens. and i don't think there's going to be much percentage in talking a great deal about situations that are unfolding. this is going to be a speech about the domestic economy and about jobs, foreign policy i think will play a marginal role. >> talk about the economy. on the president's watch we know that the country now added 1.2 million jobs since he took office but it's not creating enough jobs fast enough to sustain the strong recovery. you see the housing market coming back, the stock market is rallying. how much can this president really do in the next four years to get the economy going again? how much is it actually bent on what happens overseas? >> he could do a lot. we are actually -- in good shape compared with europe, compared with japan. what this president should do is try to enlist congress in recognizing that with borrowing costs at historical lows, would we need to do is rebuild america and gain jobs this that process and allow the economy to get to a kind of escape philosophy. if the president were to announce he has a big, new infrastructure bank that is going to borrow money, yes, but going to spend it to rebuild america, to invest in the future, to rebuild the bridges and highways, to build a new generation of smart grid, to build a new airport system, new air traffic system, i think the public at large would like to hear that. this is 100th anniversary of the panama canal. people said we could never do something like that. it was the largest and most expensive government project ever but unleashed 100 years of economic trade. so we have to think in those large terms. if we do, we can do things. if we believe we are entirely constrained, we can't do much. >> jake we are learning that staff sergeant clint romesha who you have featured in document y documentaries not attending the state of the union tonight. >> reporter: former staff sergeant told me that it's an ain't credible honor to be invited as guest of the first lady but after accepting the invitation, doing soul searching he decided he'd rather spend that time with his fellow troops and with his family. today's his and his wife, tammy, 13th wedding anniversary. he wants to be with her, with their extended family and a lot of the guys who he served not only afghanistan but iraq, guys made the trip here i should say. they had flights donated by american airlines, southwest, jetblue, they had hotels donated by best western, they are here, celebrating with him. they are reunited and decided after soul searching he'd rather spend time with his buddies and family as much as he knows this is an honor. this has always been a guy uncomfortable with the limelight, uncomfortable with having his heroics praised and that makes sense to me. >> you can tell he was uncomfortable yesterday. jake, good to see you. fareed, as well. state of the union, president's state of the union tonight on cnn. special coverage at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >>> of course, not just a hot b button issue here, france could get a step closer to making same-sex marriage a reality. not everybody is thrilled necessarily.e! a ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? 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[ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> gay rights activists and opponents in the united states watching paris today because the french assembly has just taken an historic step toward recognizing same-sex marriage in that country, despite a lot of opposition. want to bring in hala gorani. french folks, some upset about the legislation. how does this break down? >> well, majority of french people, when polled, in fact, in the latest poll, favor same-sex marriage. 66% according to the last poll, one of the major polling institutions in france, though that support does go down when french people are asked if they support gay adoption. it goes down to 35%, 38% along those lines. but legislatively, this was very interesting because the debate surrounding this bill was a marathon debate where you had the socialists party of the current president really hurling insults at the opposition, the conservative party, at each other, throughout several hours dozens of hours of debates with the socialists calling the opposition in some cases prude, out of touch. the reality, though, now is that this law has passed, suzanne, it's going to the senate. it's expected to be passed. and now same-sex couples can get married, can adopt though cannot have the right, quote/unquote to medically assisted procreation such as ivf. you have a few issues that same-sex marriage advocates have missing but overall a victory for them. is this something common in europe or is france a standout? >> france is one of the largest countries now, once it goes to the senate it is approved which is the expectation the uk as well is going to send a law, legislative bill, legalizing same-sex marriage to the upper house. let's take a look at the other countries. you have the netherlands where same-sex marriage is legal. belgium, norway, spain. outside europe, argentina, south africa. a group of a dozen countries where same-sex marriage is legal or about to become legal. but you have to remember one thing, and this is very interesting about france in particular. it is still very much a catholic country. you had hundreds of thousands of opponents of gay marriage out in the streets of paris just last month and they are promising more demonstrations at the end of the month of march. yeah, majority of french people favor gay marriage. but you have a very large minority that is staunchly against it. >> we want to watch closely, see if a lot of folks end up getting married. thank you. it is one of the most holy places in the world. now it's become a new battle ground for the war between the sexes. we'll take you to the wailing wall, that is where women were just detained for wearing prayer shawls. the boys used double miles from their capital one venture card to fly home for the big family reunion. you must be garth's father? 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>> reporter: look, it's the most holy jewish site for prayer and basically what these women want is equal access to all of the nominations and those who want to practice their religion at the wall. basically they have been doing this for the past two decades. this is not a new act by these women. they call themselves women of the wall. they go down, wear the shawls, pray at the wall and they say they should be allowed to do that. the high court has put out a ruling basically saying they can go down to the property but the government has made a separate area that is not at the wall but just on the property where the wall exists that they say, yes, these women can go and wear the prayer shawls there and do their praying there but not at the wall itself. and the wem say that's discriminatory. they have been doing this for 20 years and say for 24 years they've been able to do it with the ushers pushing them out from the western wall. now they say, over the past couple of years, police have gotten involved in a heavy way that they have been detained more than 40 people detained, and one person arrested and that's the leader of the women on the wall organization. and, by the way, she had no idea who sarah silverman was. she only found out after she found news reports her sister had been detained alongside her. >> silverman's the one with the dark hair and the one with the glasses is the niece of the comedian. yes it is getting more pub list publicity because of her sister tweeting about this. do we expect this is going to continue? it's a movement that's happened now. >> absolutely. it's been going on for more than two decades and the women of the wall say it will continue to go on. it doesn't matter who joins them. they're going to continue to press the issue. and certainly you'll start seeing more items heading to the courts as well. >> now more publicity because of her sister. all right. thanks. appreciate it. >>> if you haven't seen "les mis" yet, if you didn't catch it in the theaters catch a sneak peek on youtube courtesy of south korean military troops putting on their own spin on this classic. ♪g r for investors like you? tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 schwab bank was built with all the value and convenience tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 investors want. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like no atm fees, worldwide. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and no nuisance fees. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 plus deposit checks with mobile deposit. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and manage your cash and investments tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with schwab's mobile app. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 no wonder schwab bank has grown to over 70 billion in assets. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 so if you're looking for a bank that's in your corner, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 not just on the corner... tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 call, click or visit to start banking with schwab bank today. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 executor of efficiency. you can spot an amateur from a mile away... while going shoeless and metal-free in seconds. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle...and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay
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Feb 12, 2013 1:00pm PST
dick cheney dismissing his foreign policy record. which is worse? >> i tell you one thing, i think boehner has his own internal problems and that he shouldn't run out there and get in the president's way because in doing that he's getting in the american people's way. i think it's time that people want to see us go above party and think in terms of our country. i think they're exhausted at the partisan politics and now is the time to rembuild america and moe forward. >> i thought it was speaker bain mother didn't have the guts to do a grand bargain deal with the president because he was frightened of eric cantor in 2011. now he's saying it's the president who doesn't have the guts. i mean, this is total revisionism, isn't it? >> well, you can see that boehner wants everyone to respond to the president, the tea party, the republican party. if there was a moderate part of the republican party, i guess there will be a chance to respond, too. i don't really think that boehner is speaking for the american people or the republicans for that matter. i think that he is trying to keep these
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Feb 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
i'm looking at a republican whose foreign policy views are very popular with the likes of pat buchanan, might have some second thoughts about that. nice a guy as pat is, his foreign policy view ace little bit crazy. chuck hagel obviously holds some views, has empathies that are out of the mainstream of the republicans and democrats. we have two parts that agree on a very aggressive interventionist policy. >> besides president obama, i admit the president usually gets his own. i don't see anybody laying down for this guy. and i read today, okay, i read pretty your stuff. i read it from a lot of stuff. he is refusing to disclose his financials. particularly his foreign financials. i don't know how you get through under those circumstances. >> the democrats will support him. the more important issue for them is barack obama. barack obama is still the number one issue in politics today. and democrats need his support to win in 2014. so they're going to stick with whatever obama wants. it really is up to the president to find a way gracefully to bow out of this and seau know i've g
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Feb 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
principles, international order, and morality. it should be rejected as a tool of foreign policy." the church committee report came out, said that. gerald ford issued an executive order banning assassinations. the select committees on intelligence were formed in the house and the senate to exert oversight over the cia. since the armed services committees who had been supposedly overseeing them had fallen down on the job, actually, they'd never seen all that interested in that part of the job in the first place. and that is how we got to a place where these senators today could question this cia director nominee under the expectation that he has to answer to them. and they need to be apprised of what the cia is doing every step of the way. and targeted killing by the cia is not just something they're allowed to do quietly on their own or in private with the white house without at least having to explain. >> every american has the right to know when their government believes it's allowed to kill them. and ensuring that the congress has the documents and information it needs to conduct ro
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Feb 12, 2013 9:00am PST
we've been talking about. they literally have not thought about social economic foreign policy with any depth for at least a decade. >> and won't play ball on it because it also -- >> they don't have any idea. they're bereft. >> i think they've thought about it, but they're convinced that just by trying to convince the rest of us, women, you're crazy. there's no war on women, right? by trying to convince us to believe their version of reality, which i guess at one point in time worked. bush got us into a war. we all thought he was telling the truth, right? what they're not realizing is people aren't buying it anymore. the themes that the president was talking about, you know, of course they laebled it as this aggressive president. pretty mainstream stuff, frankly, in the inaugural address. pretty mainstream stuff he is going to be talking about tonight in terms of where the country is and our values are. a majority of americans actually agree with the things that he is talking about. >> i don't know, karen. once you start establishing infrastructure banks, next thing you know you turn a
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Feb 10, 2013 7:00am PST
have an exclusive interview with john mccain who is very tough on the president on foreign policy issues. >> eric: thank you, chris. those interviews are on the "fox news sunday" program that airs later on today here on the fox news chabannel at 2 p.m. and 6 . on the fox newschannel. jamie? >> jamie: you know what's coming up. the doctors are in for their sunday housecall. they'll tell us about a surprising new study that's raising concerns about the effects of a common supplement. it's been linked to heart disease. we'll tell you what it is. stay tuned. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military families face, we understand. our financial advice is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings retirement advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. learn more with our free usaa retirement guide. call 877-242-usaa.
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